Little Thetford to kick-off national project supporting England’s 10,000 village halls
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The village hall in Little Thetford is set to kick-off the country-wide project celebrating England’s community buildings.
National charity, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is running a week-long campaign to celebrate the country’s 10,000 village halls.
Along with its 38 member organisations, the charity’s plan is to focus on how the halls provide a space for communities to come together.
From Tuesday, January 22 to Monday, January 28, every county will see a series of events bringing people together to celebrate community spaces.
Kirsten Bennett, chief executive of Cambridgeshire ACRE, said:
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“It’s a massive honour to be hosting the national launch for Village Halls Week.
“In Cambridgeshire we’re particularly proud of our strong network of truly excellent village halls.
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“We’re glad so many are joining us at Little Thetford for the traditional village hall celebration of tea and cake, to get the week off to a good start.”
The ACRE Network believes village halls play a huge role providing safe, accessible community spaces.
“Throughout Cambridgeshire there are wonderful examples of village halls providing services such as community shops, post office facilities and pop-up pubs,” a spokesman said.